5 Tips to Removing Writer’s Block and Becoming a Better Writer

by on June 9th, 2012
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Oftentimes, it’s the simplest of things that can hold someone back from becoming a great writer. Don’t allow the little things to keep you from achieving your dreams. Whether you want to become a published author, a journalist or even just express yourself better through your writing, these tips can be used by everyone.

1) Sometimes it helps to take out a piece of paper and doodle. Draw whatever comes to mind. Do that for a few minutes to help you clear your mind. Then put that away, grab some notebook paper or your laptop, and begin writing whatever comes to mind. Usually from this, you can find a great idea and start developing a story from it.

2) It’s always best to find a place to write where there are no distractions. Keep the TV and radio off, go into a quiet room, and don’t try to multi-task by writing and talking on the phone at the same time either. If you take away as many distractions as you can, you’re able to better focus on the task at hand.

3) There’s nothing worse than trying to be creative in an area that is messy and cluttered. It’s almost impossible to keep your mind clear and focused on writing if you have chaos around you. It’s a good idea to clean your surrounding areas so that you can more easily allow your creative juices to flow.

4) Change your surroundings. If you sit in one room most of the time, go to a different part of the house to write. If it’s your preference to stay in the same room you could even decide to just sit in a different chair than you normally do. Perhaps even go outside for a while. It will make a world of difference to introduce new surroundings to your brain and give it a chance to process things in a different way.

5) If you’re stuck for writing ideas, look around you and really study what you see. Choose one to three objects and create a story from that. Go outside and look at the scenery and create a story from what you see. Often times the greatest stories to be told are from images that you overlook in everyday life.

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